Certified B Corporation

Lombardy, Italy

Certified Since

November 2017


Wood & wood products



Operates In


Palm is a family-owned business, founded in Viadana, Italy in 1980 by the Barzoni family. Palm has revolutionized the pallet industry in Italy. Over the years, Palm has created a transparent model of tree-to-pallet production based on innovation, ecological and social responsibility. it was the first industry in Italy to have PEFC and FSC certifications. Moreover, the industrial model has been studied by the Italian Slow Food University, UNISG, and Politecnico di Torino of systemic design, which have written the Systemic Disciplinary a new approach that looks at the business as a whole in relation to nature and humanity. GREENPALLET® is not a pallet!! It is a tool that aims to help other industries reduce their environmental impact. This is thanks to the use of 100% traced and certified wood and to the eco-design of the pallet, which at the same performances reduces the weight and volume of the raw material used. Wood waste from industrial processing is enhanced by Palm WP, a social cooperative ONLUS born out of Palm and today independent.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, PALM SPA SB earned an overall score of 82.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.8

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency5.0
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 19.1

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security1.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.8
Career Development2.4
Engagement & Satisfaction3.3

Community 15.9

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion1.5
Economic Impact4.2
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Supply Chain Management4.9

Environment 26.8

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.6
Air & Climate4.5
Land & Life6.8
+ Land/wildlife Conservation12.1

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 3.0

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.0

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score82.9
2017 Overall B Impact Score83.5

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